About FAST

About FAST
FAST is a club member of USA Swimming and United States Masters Swimming. We offer competitive swimming programs from beginners to Olympians to adult Masters.

FAST is an IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with professional coaching, a parent board of directors and volunteer administrators.

Our team is the home of 2008 Beijing Olympian Camilo Becerra and 2004 Athens Olympian and Gold Medallist Dana Vollmer
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Mission Statement
"The mission of the Fort Worth Area Swim Team is to encourage participation, fitness, health and the lifelong pursuit of excellence through competitive swimming."

Philosophy
While "winning" can be important, the striving, planning, and learning that leads to the overall competitive experience is of greater importance. Championships, trophies, medals, and records do not begin to compare with the valuable lessons and personal growth that can take place as a result of participation by both swimmers and parents. These lessons can be applied to situations that occur later in life.

The hardest worker does not always win the race just as the hardest worker does not always earn the most money or success. When one is committed to individual excellence for the good of a team, the result is virtually unstoppable. This "teamwork" is important in the business world.

Youngsters are encouraged to learn at their own rate through several different training groups based on age and ability. Younger swimmers are taught basics through "low key" instructional methods including games. Swimmers are encouraged to learn because they choose to do what is in their best interest, not to avoid punishment for "breaking rules".

Throughout the program the swimmers are taught with varying emphasis the importance of striving to be the best they can be. Along the way, we strive to instill a positive self-image and teach goal setting skills, basic time management skills, determination, commitment, dedication, and "team support" in each athlete. We like our young athletes to learn and mature at their own rate in a positive climate. The long term interest of the athlete is kept in mind at all times.

Goals and Objectives
The primary goal of FAST is to provide Tarrant County's youth with the opportunity for developing a positive self-image through appropriate training and competition at all age and ability levels. Employment of qualified professionals contribute to reaching the following objectives for FAST:

  1. Provide opportunities for positive social and emotional development of the individual and encourage peer and family involvement within the framework of group dynamics.
     
  2. Create a positive training environment that promotes high self-esteem, and demonstrates the values of hard work, perseverance, self-discipline, and dedication.
     
  3. Provide opportunities to learn good health habits that last a lifetime.
     
  4. Contribute to the goals of USA Swimming, Inc. in its efforts to build a broader base of experienced athletes and to develop those who aspire to Olympic levels.
     
  5. Participate in the leadership, direction and administration of USA Swimming on the local, regional, and national level. Coaches and parents fulfull these goals by serving in the administration of North Texas Swimming, Texas Swimming Association (TSA), Texas Senior Circuit, and United States Swimming national committees.

 

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

For Parent Involvement and Volunteer information, please click here.

For Directions to Wilkerson-Greines, please click here.

 
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